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 Sour Worm Bin Treatment? 
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Post Sour Worm Bin Treatment?
So my worm bin has gone a little sour [not too bad since I've added in some of the old material that didn't screen properly] and I was wondering if anyone has any tips on how to keep things flowing smoothly? If you need some pictures of the System I have running I can get some for you :).


Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:02 am
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Post Re: Sour Worm Bin Treatment?
http://www.redwormcomposting.com/reader ... -worm-bin/

Hope this isn't you. It was to good of a match not to post the link.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:36 am
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Nah I don't own a WF360 I made my own bin, I'll post pics in a bit to show you what type of bin I'm using.


Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:54 pm
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Here are the pictures I promised:
Yes it's inside a plastic bag, it worked before and I got a good harvest:
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Here is the stuff from the bag, doesn't look too bad:
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And here is what I did, added more dry bedding to mix:
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Hope this helps!


Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:18 pm
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Do you think harvesting in 2 months would be reasonable?


Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:56 pm
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Post Re: Sour Worm Bin Treatment?
Your shredded paper is the best thing for taking the extra moisture out, so I think you're doing ok. I keep telling these folks https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/wormfarm/ to come on over here when they have bsfl issues so I would invite folks over there for worm issues. There's a few extremely knowledgable commercial growers and a few thousand hobbyists.


Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:42 am
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Post Re: Sour Worm Bin Treatment?
Yeah the shredded cardboard has done it's job, back to an earthy smell, I think it got anaerobic because with the system I showed you need to do a lot of mixing so oxygen gets into the bottom layers and such, I also didn't do much in the way of "Waste Optimization" which now I'm starting to do. Every-time I feed this System I plan to mix the prepared food waste [it's been chopped up as small as I can get it then frozen for at least 72 hrs if not longer.] with some old Vermicompost,[when I screened the last harvest I was left with a bit of compost junks, which in theory I could have crumbled and then screened again but I'm going to use it as "living materials".]

If you want I can make this a blog about my Worm System and provide Pictures updates and such? If so I'll get some pictures up soon!


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